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Old 05-11-2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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Talking Kids Car Travel Goodie Bags

Any Ideas to put in travel goodie bags for my three DD's? Their ages are 13 8 and 5 Thanks!!!!!
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:57 PM   #2
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Here are some ideas:

* Polly pockets or other favorite little toys
* Travel journals
* bring a dvd player and new dvds (or ones not watched in a long time)
* burn new cds or fill up mp3 players w/new songs..books on cd are good
too, or add stories to mp3 players as well
* rub on nail decals
* make-your-own autograph book w/stickers
* jewelry/tiara making kits
* books and magazines (Highlights Hidden Picture Playground is great for
new/non readers). A kids guidebook to make sure you get their "must-do"
list!
* let them "interview" eachother with the video camera about the roadtrip
and visit to WDW

Have a great trip.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:12 PM   #3
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How about those mini containers of play-doh. Give it to them and have them try to get it into different shapes.

I got these little 'travel coloring books' that are hard enough on the back to color on their laps and they came with those really big crayons - perfect for the car.

Or those magnetic books - with character magnets and different scenes to set them up in? I got two last year at Walmart for about $6.00 each.

With my little ones it is really the newness of it all that is the best part - I usually get a few things from the dollar store (plastic slinky, dinosaur figurines, funny sunglasses) - each of these is good for a little while of distraction.
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:40 AM   #4
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I did clip boards- one for each kid with the same activity pages on each board.
Clip on reading lights
Books
Coloring books
Bought a couple boxes of crayons and filled one big container
Made new CDs
Filled the oldests ipod
DVD player/DVDs
Travel games
Scrapbook stuff
Gameboys
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:55 AM   #5
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I usually go to Wal-Mart or the Dollar store and stock up on new little toys and books. The magna doodle's come in a travel size too. Don't forget snacks too! Everything goes in my son's backpack and he carries it in the airport. Then everything is a "surprise" when we take off! The DVD player and gameboy have been the greatest inventions too! Don't forget the earbuds!
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Old 05-13-2007, 07:47 AM   #6
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Be careful with crayons in the car. If the kids drop one you could have one big mess by the time you find it. It doesn't take long for a crayon to melt in a hot car! (speaking from experience.)
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:27 AM   #7
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We do travel treat bags for our girls, too. We bought metal cookie sheets and painted a checker board on the back of one and a tic tac toe board on the back of the other and painted round magnets different colors for the game pieces. For youngest DD I bought one of the magnetic Disness Princess dolls. Oldest got Magnetix. We used other magnets too. They could use the cookie sheets as a desk to color/draw & also to hold a snack. We don't use crayons in the car but buy color pencils instead. I also print out a list of the 50 states and they look for license plates from all of them. We make travel BINGO cards too. These are fun for everybody and they are free! We make Disney question cards or take a box of Disney trivia cards to play along the way. They get new activity books (coloring or puzzle), a magazine, movie, game boy game, etc. I will also buy little party favor things from the party aisle. I always put a special snack in the bag too.
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:17 AM   #8
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great idea with the cookie sheets! I think I'll do that. The bingo is great too! Since my son can read now, I think we'll do that in the car! Thanks for the great ideas! I agree with the crayon thing. You can't get it out of the seats and carpet no matter what you try!
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I'm doing the same thing for my two kids. MY 15yo DS is getting the Imagineers Field Guides to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot - your 13yo might enjoy those. I've done something similar to the cookie sheet idea - I used a baking pan and glued felt on the bottom of it to make it more comfy against their legs. The kids used the inside of the pan as a surface for playing with alphabet magnets, coloring, small games, etc - this way their pencils, small pieces, etc would stay inside the pan. On this trip my DS is riding down with his grandmother so I plan to give him a bag with the books, some snacks, a disposable camera, and (if I have time) a CD of Disney tunes I've burned for them to listen to in their car.
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* let them "interview" eachother with the video camera about the roadtrip
and visit to WDW
What a fantastic idea. I'll have to put this on my list.
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Be sure to set aside some of the toys out of sight for the trip home!

My kids like the invisible ink books and quiet toys like the plastic loom where you make potholders. Our first stop is usually a Cracker Barrell and they have plenty of good car toys like this.
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